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Thomas Piketty’s best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, serves as a watershed example of the dual contradictions of capitalism, proving that the last century was characterized by a sharp divergence between social classes. He warns that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values.
Following Piketty’s remarks, New School Professor Anwar Shaikh and New School PhD Heather Boushey will present their own comments as well as join in a panel discussion to answer the question, where do we go from here?
– Thomas Piketty, Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics
– Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research
– Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Link to the New School event site here.
Justin Jackson is a historian whose research and writing focuses on the United States in the world in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His scholarship brings global and international perspectives to bear on American and world histories in a variety of subjects, ranging from U.S. colonialism and neo-colonialism in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, warfare, labor and work, and political violence.
Refreshments will be served.